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Summer Salon Specials

Strands Salon Specials! June 1 – September 1 HAND PAINTING (highlights): $350 Includes highlights & toner. Permanent Color, Shampoo & Style (single process): $0 TOUCH UP, Rinse & Cut: $200 All three services required. Keratin Treatment: $250 Weave: $450 Includes weave installment only.  Other services will be an additional cost. Client must bring their own hair. Call (301) 942-1780 to … Continue reading

Wella Trendvision 2017 Optical Illustion by Shirley Gordon
Shirley Trendvision 2017 Finalist

Shirley an ITVA 2017 Finalist Shirley’s afrofuturist look is a finalist for in the Creative category of Wella International TrendVision Awards high fashion hair styling competition. Congrats Shirley! Inspiration: Beauty is as liberated and diverse as you are. S/S 17 ULTRA CONTOURING by Optical Illusions brings out the ultra-authentic self through intelligent manipulation of style in color, cut and texture. … Continue reading

Strands Education: Handpainted Hair with Wella Freelights

Shirley Gordon taught a course on the bayalage hand painted hair color technique using Freelights by Wella Hair at Progressions Salon in Rockville, MD. 60 stylists were in attendance from the Washington DC Metro Area, Richmond, and Philadelphia.      

Wig Launch Party

In July 2016, Shirley Gordon celebrated the launch of her Wig Collection with a fabulous runway show and soiree held at Blind Whino in Washington, DC. Learn more at! Photo courtesy of

Shirley G Wig Collection on Fox 5 News
Shirley G on Fox 5

Shirley Gordon was recently featured on Fox 5 News in the morning in Washington, DC. She showcased her favorite wigs and gave style and care advice. Watch the feature online!